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Family holidays: bludgeon your plans through … they’ll thank you for it one day

When I ask Maddy (12) which has been her favourite family trip ever, she says, without any need for reflection, “Walking in Slovakia – the Tatra mountains – all those days we did going from hut to hut.” Now you might nod and think this seems reasonable. The Tatras are an impressively jagged range, …

Family

A Minnesota invention, the pontoon boat is redefining modern boating

It’s hard to say when it happened, but happen it did.<p>Pontoon boats became cool.<p>Way cool. Once puttering platforms for the geriatric generation, …

140 points a game – but are the Reno Bighorns a basketball experiment too far?

Reno model their game on the frenetic, hell for leather style of college basketball’s Grinnell. But some wonder whether it can translate to the pros<p>David Arseneault Jr was never going to change the world. Until the Sacramento Kings hired him last October to shatter every expectation of how the NBA …

Basketball

Why You Should Parent Like a Video Game | The Art of Manliness

From boyhood all the way through my college years I loved playing video games – many a night you could find me mashing the buttons on my controller …

What Type of Dad Are You?

A well-meaning father grapples with how to set limits. What he learned could change how you raise your kids<p>At the dinner table, Henry asked me if we were going to what he called "The Spanish Game." All his friends were going to watch the U.S. soccer team play the Spanish national team at a stadium …

Parenting

Family-Friendly Hiking in America’s National Parks

Finding the right hike for children can be tricky: The trail needs to be safe and not too strenuous, yet interesting enough to keep the young folks’ attention. As a bonus, it would be nice if the hike stimulated them to want to learn more about the place. America’s national parks abound in good …

Toward Better Master Passwords

1Password is great for generating strong random passwords for sites without you ever having to memorize (or even see) those passwords. But there are …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …